Please follow this link to a statement by Mayor Carlos Gimenez regarding the recommended course of action to return great theater to Coconut Grove Playhouse. The Mayor provides important clarifications, highlights and facts regarding the Playhouse plan.
The Miami Herald article regarding the Coconut Grove Playhouse: Dead again? Politicians just derailed $20 million plan to reopen historic playhouse. December 15, 2017.
MORE THAN 16 MILLION PEOPLE ATTEND MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL EVENTS EACH YEAR.
Attendance at cultural events is 16,071,458, more than 27% (4.38 million) of whom are cultural tourists drawn from outside of Miami-Dade County. Event-related spending by non-resident attendees is 64% more per person, on average, than that of resident attendees ($49.28 vs. $30.10, including costs of lodging, meals, and transportation, etc.), directly benefitting local businesses.
Top Arts Fact of the Month
THE ARTS GENERATE $1.43 BILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT ANNUALLY.
The economic impact of Miami-Dade County’s non-profit arts and cultural industry is $1,430,512,813 every year.
This figure does not include for-profit businesses and individual artists.